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PNP targets six additional seats

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2016 | 1:38 PM

The PNP has named six seats which it said will be snatched from the Jamaica Labour Party in the impending general elections.

Introducing its proposed parliamentary candidates at a mass meeting in Half-Way Tree,  one of the event's chairmen, Phillip Paulwell told Comrades to watch these six seats on election night.

If the PNP is successful in those seats and the incumbents, it would push their number to 48 in the 63-seat House of Representative.

The seats are:

Phyllis Mitchell in North East St Catherine.
Now held: JLP Gregory Mair - 618 vote margin 

Marsha Francis Western St Thomas
Now held: JLP James Robertson - 317 vote margin

South West St Catherine Rudyard Mears
Now held: JLP Everald Warmington - 916 vote margin

North Central Clarendon Desmond Brennan
Now held: JLP Pearnel Charles - 1,836 vote margin

South East Clarendon Patricia Duncan Sutherland
Now held: JLP Ruddy Spencer - 107 vote margin

Sunday evening, 62 of the 63 candidates were introduced.

Missing was Noel Donaldson who this year switched from the JLP to the PNP and is challenging Ed Bartlett in East Central St James.

"We naah lose nuh seat, we a go win more," Paul Burke the party general secretary said.

"But we have work to do if we must increase our numbers. We cannot be complacent," Burke said.

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